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Print Solutions
Presenting Duplo’s finishing expertise at Africa Print Expo
Wednesday, 21st August 2013

At this year’s Africa Print Expo, taking place from August 21 to 23 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, Kemtek Print Solutions will be flexing some serious finishing ‘muscle’ with up-to-the-minute technologies from US-based Duplo.

For over 60 years, Duplo has set the standard with some of the most innovative and reliable finishing products in the graphic arts industry and continues to lead the way in automation, productivity and cost-efficiency. Today, it manufactures a complete line of equipment from all-in-one slitter/cutter/creasers, folders, and perfect binders to sheet feeding, booklet making, and saddle stitching systems for offset and digital printers in both high production and small office environments.

Systems being demonstrated at the upcoming show will include the Duplo FKS KB4000 PUR binder, Duplo DC 645 Cutter/Creaser, Duplo Ultra 130 business card cutter (A4 size), Duplo DF 1200 suction folder and Duplo Ultra Coater 145 UV.

Duplo FKS KB4000 PUR binder
Processing up to 200 cycles/hour, the modern and compact KB-4000 PUR Perfect Binder is the perfect solution for producing high quality books in short runs. PUR melt is applied to the book spine for strong adhesive binding and EVA hotmelt side glue for fast finishing.

The entire system is programmed through its user-friendly touchscreen and its heavy-duty milling and notching tool ensures that an accurate and flat spine preparation is provided prior to gluing.

The KB-4000 PUR also provides a closed PUR application system, offering various advantages compared to open systems, especially relating to cost and productivity. The system doesn’t need any air extraction, due to minimal emissions, and the application of both PUR and EVA hotmelt side glue enables faster book finishing than traditional PUR systems.

Duplo DC 645 Cutter/Creaser

Duplo’s DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser eliminates white borders and prevents unattractive fold lines in digital print documents. Ideal for short to medium runs, the DC-645 can reach a speed of up to 26 sheets/min, double-feed detection, and the ability to handle larger sheet sizes and heavier substrates up to 350g/m2.

Performing up to 6 slits, 15 cuts and 10 creases in a single pass, the DC-645 finishes a variety of full-bleed applications without difficult adjustments and time-consuming changeovers. Jobs can quickly be set-up through the user-friendly control panel or via the standard Job Creator software. The DC-645 also comes with a built-in CCD scanner enabling it to recall any job stored in its 80-job memory simply be reading the printed barcode. The scanner can also read the registration mark for image shift compensation. Optional business card and perforating modules are available for added versatility.

The DC-645 can also be configured with an in-line knife folder, enabling users to slit/cut/crease and fold pieces in a single pass. Please refer to the Integrated Folding System page for more information.

Duplo Ultra 130 business card cutter
The Ultracut 130 is a compact high performance desktop business card cutter taking SRA4 size card. This desktop business card cutter boasts some of the highest productivity statistics in its class. The Ultracut 130 has running speeds of up to 130 business cards per minute. (A4 short edge)

With its deep pile stacker taking up to 100 sheets of A4 or a 25mm table depth there is less need to be continuously loading the Ultracut 130 which allows you to run up to 1000 business cards in under eight minutes.

The auto set-up feature allows users to simply load the tray, select the required business card size and walk away.
The cut mark detection technology incorporated into the Ultracut 130 makes it even easier to run. A 2mm cut mark can be identified informing the machine where the top margin is, allowing professional results on every run.

The Ultracut 130 allows you to store up to six personal programmes, and has six common business card sizes already pre-programmed into the machine ready to be recalled at any moment. Four optional modules are available, including:
  • Scoring – For producing most greeting card jobs
  • Perforating – For creating tear off tickets
  • Photo Card – For producing two A5 pictures from an SRA4 sheet and
  • Postcard – For producing four up A6 postcards from an SRA4 sheet

These modules are simple and easy to interchange, thanks to a single lock screw located at the top of the die.

Duplo DF 1200 suction folder
The DF-1200 is Duplo’s new table-top air suction folder, replacing the successful DF-1000. It’s primarily designed around the folding needs of the digital print users and is distinguished from other models by its suction feeding system. This helps to avoid sheet marking, and static fuelled miss-feeding, whilst also allowing a heavier grade of paper to be fed. 

The DF-1200 is the only table-top suction folder in the market with an Optical Double Feed Detection system. Its user-friendly design is a key feature, with intelligent paper size detection and automatic buckle plate setting working together to ensure the quickest possible set-up and folding accuracy.

Elegant engineering enables the suction feed system to be completely encased within the machine itself, so there’s no need for a separate external pump unit.

Duplo Ultra 145A UV Coater
The Ultra 145A is a simple flood UV coating machine that provides an enhanced and protective gloss in a matt or satin finish on a wide range of digital and offset papers. Besides protecting against abrasion and scratching, it adds vibrancy and depth to a wide range of applications including photos, postcards, book covers, POS and advertising material. Fully automatic set-up of the coating and application and feeding rollers makes it perfect for both short and long runs.

A broad range of paper stocks and sizes with paper weights from 120g/m2 to 350g/m2 can be accommodated and the automatic suction feeder SF205 accurately and consistently feeds sheets from the top of the paper stack each time.

Up to 50 memory positions are available to provide for the set-up of speed, coating volume, air knife and UV lamp power information. The three processing rollers can also be automatically programmed, which in turn leads to a reduction in set-up times and costs. Productivity is also enhanced by a built-in air knife that stops lightweight media from adhere to the application roller.

Visitors to the Kemtek stand, situated in Hall 1, Stand A15-18, can look forward to various live-demonstrations of the Duplo product range and receive comprehensive advice and information from Kemtek’s expert product managers and technicians.



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